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Welcome to Michael’s Cave!

Welcome to Michael’s Cave!

By Michael Cave
The podcast is envisioned as being a place where listeners can come to gain insights into the husband/male perspective in an infertility journey. Michael, the host, will cover a variety of infertility topics of interest and will give a unique voice to the very taboo topic of infertility. Listeners will gain insights into just how deep the rabbit hole can go with a long infertility journey.
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The Trying to Conceive Word Cloud

Welcome to Michael’s Cave!

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Triple Blessing (Audio) Book Foreword by Kayla Reveal
Kayla was our egg donor for the IVF cycle that produced the Cave Triplets that we have today. We appreciate her generosity and helping my wife Angelique and I become parents. This is her story in her own words, and will be featured in the upcoming audio book Triple Blessing - A Father's Story of Infertility, Hope and Love.
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September 7, 2020
Triple Blessing: A Father's Story of Infertility, Hope and Love
In this episode, Michael covers what's in his book Triple Blessing: A Father's Story of Infertility, Hope and Love. The book gives husbands a voice in the infertility world as not much is heard about the male perspective when it comes to this very taboo topic. The book features a foreword written by the egg donor Kayla, who retired from egg donation after 8 successful egg donation cycles. There's also lyrics to a fun song written by Michael, "Saving All My Sperm For You", which was an ode to husbands that have gone through the grind that is semen analysis, IUI, IVF, etc. There are also several intriguing chapters, which include: What Not to Say to Someone Struggling with Infertility Trying to Conceive - Just How Difficult It Is The Word "Journey", and Why Some Hate It Angelique's Pregnancy Triggers "Just Adopt" Words of Wisdom A Passage of Deep Reflection The Helpless Husband The Number of Embryo's To Transfer, A Difficult Decision The Financial Toll The book is an interesting read, and is a fresh look at the male perspective, with many examples of what men navigate during an infertility journey, but often struggle with how to put it all into words. More information about the author services company I used is here. Info about the Infertile AF Summit 
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March 2, 2020
Surrogacy and Egg Donation: A Discussion of Two Great Family Building Options
In this episode of Michael's Cave, Michael has a very interesting discussion with Lisa Stark-Hughes from Gestational Surrogate Moms (GSMoms) on gestational surrogacy and egg donation.  Lisa covers the services that are provided by GSMoms, dives deep into the process of both surrogacy and egg donation, and touches on key differences between gestational surrogacy and IVF cycles using donor eggs and how the two cycles differ from traditional IVF. She also describes how the surrogacy and egg donor industry have evolved over the past 10 years.  Michael also describes his experience using GSMoms for both gestational surrogacy and egg donation on his path to becoming a father of triplets. There is also some very interesting information provided about the Chinese culture. Success takes on many forms. Tune in to listen to a great and informative podcast about two great options!
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January 31, 2020
Secondary Infertility: A Conversation With Erin Bulcao
In this episode of Michael's Cave, Erin Bulcao discusses Secondary Infertility as well as shares insights from her own infertility journey. Erin is the mother of twin girls, and has been trying to expand her family via IUI and IVF.
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January 16, 2020
A Tale of Two Authors
In this episode, Michael Cave hosts Christina Oberon, a fellow published author, to discuss infertility and their books. Christina is the author of the Book, Hope Strong. This is a great discussion about infertility from two people with unique insights into “the grind” and with a shared mission to give back to the TTC community.
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January 11, 2020
The Trying to Conceive Word Cloud
There are many, many words associated with infertility and trying to conceive. This episode selects several of them and puts them into context from a husband/male perspective. The longer you are on an infertility journey, the more words you might be familiar with!
28:57
December 12, 2019
The origins of the song Saving All My Sperm For You
In this episode, Michael shares the hilarious song Saving All My Sperm For You. This song was written and sung by Michael in 2013. Any male that has gone through IUI/IVF or had to provide semen samples will get a kick out of this song. Even sperm donors should have a listen! Definitely a must listen to!
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December 12, 2019
Welcome to Michael’s Cave!
This trailer introduces Michael’s Cave and lays out the vision for what the podcast episodes will be all about.
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December 12, 2019